James Maurici was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1996. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.


James’ planning practice encompasses all aspects of planning both at inquiries and hearings and in the Higher Courts. His recent cases include: R (Spurrier) v SST and others [2019] EWHC 1070 (Admin) multiple judicial review challenges to the Airports NPS favouring Heathrow expansion and raising issues related to SEA, air quality, climate change, bias, reasons and habitats and R (Shirley) v SSCLG [2019] 2 C.M.L.R. 14 on the interpretation of the air quality directive. James has huge experience of dealing with EIA, SEA and habitats cases at inquiries and in the Higher Courts. He regularly appears in the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the General Court of the European Union (formerly the European Court of First Instance) on environmental matters.


He has also appeared a number of times before the UNECE Aarhus Compliance Committee in Geneva.



James Maurici QC


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